President’s Corner

Small Things Often Can Make a Big Difference for People and Pets

July 3, 2023
Pet Connect Program Indy Senior and Her Dog

We’ve all heard that we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. There is good logic in the advice, but maybe sometimes we should sweat the small stuff. When trying to solve…

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Knowledge Is More Than Power, It’s a Lifeline

May 31, 2023
People in community working together and sharing knowledge and resources

More than 9,000 people called CICOA’s Aging & Disability Resource Center in May. It’s a new record for incoming calls. We’ve been setting records at our call center every month…

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Hug a Senior Today!

May 3, 2023
Hug a senior today

I have a big favor to ask everyone. I want you to call an older adult in your life today. Let them know you care. Better yet, visit an older…

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Volunteers Enrich the Lives of More Than 20,000 People in Central Indiana

April 5, 2023
Volunteers enrich lives of people in Central Indiana

Hoosiers’ spirit of volunteerism is impressive, often contagious and always appreciated. This is National Volunteer Month, and we are taking some time to thank the dozens of men and women…

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Social Workers Help Those in Need Live Their Best Lives Possible

March 1, 2023
Person-centered care social worker with senior woman

When my aunties Vicky, Gerry and Anne got together, they chattered nonstop. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to their banter until I was maybe 12 or 13. That’s…

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Getting out of the House Is Good for Your Health, but Many Older Hoosiers Feel Stranded

February 1, 2023
Senior Man Sitting in Bus

If you have your own vehicle, I want you to do a little experiment with me. Look at your calendar for the next couple of weeks. Now, imagine that you…

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Food Insecurity Is a Symptom of Deeper Issues

January 3, 2023
Older couple eats a simple meal at home together

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a new year filled with much health and happiness for all. This holiday, I’ve been blessed with many things: The love of…

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All I Want for Christmas Is for More Seniors to Live Safely at Home

November 30, 2022

We live in a world with self-driving cars, where we can ask our phones to play our favorite tunes, and order eggnog delivered to our front door. Surely, we can…

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Every Organization Needs Protection from Fraud, Waste and Abuse

November 2, 2022

I learned long ago the importance of saying no. Saying no to lavish dinners paid for by vendors or potential vendors. Saying no to “free” tickets to sporting events. Saying…

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Older Adults Are Fueling Our Economy

October 5, 2022
Older Worker Bus Driver

Let’s Keep Them Employed Here’s a statistic that blows my mind: Older adults – those 60-plus – are helping fuel our local economy to the tune of more than $5.37…

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